Cost: Approximately $1 million
The super-rich like to travel in style, and that means private jets like this Gulfstream G4. But the convenience of private jet travel also comes with risks.
Security teams take every precaution when the aircraft is on the ground. But the protection doesn’t end there, it can also continue when the plane is airborne. Security experts tell CNBC that there are a couple dozen aircraft in the world that have electronic counter measures to thwart an incoming missile attack. Those measures can include a jamming system that blocks the infrared tracking systems for missiles.
According to BAE Systems, which developed an infrared countermeasures system called Boldstroke DIRCM for the government, it would cost about $1 million for the equipment.
See even more extraordinary security measures employed by the mega-rich on CNBC.com.